Year: 2017 Source: CMAJ Open. (2017). 5(3): E646-E652. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20160127. SIEC No: 20170408

Women who give birth to children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be at increased risk for suicide; however, there are few data in this area. The objective of this study was to compare rates of suicide between women who had given birth to children with FASD and women who had not given birth to children with FASD during critical periods in their lives, including before pregnancy, during pregnancy, during the postpartum period (maternal death) and until the end of the study period.